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SAT Vocabulary 2021

This hot SAT words list is selected from mainstream English medium and based on popular topics of 2021, which is an express supplement to enhance SAT vocabulary skills. Each word has examples and contexts. It helps very much to master new words precisely.

Meanwhile, we include previous SAT vocabulary 2019-2020 in this page, and add more example sentences originated from classic books.

To meet with diverse requirements of SAT test-takers, we also recommend below 3 SAT lists to study on demand, which can sharpen your reading and writing vocabulary skill especially.

Common SAT Vocabulary : 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20
Hard SAT Words : 1  2  3  4  5
SAT Essay Vocabulary : 1  2


Recent Added SAT Words:
strain
vaccinate
tome
rallying cry
smirk
smugly
only to
cozy up
low-yield
reincarnation
sport
purportedly
acoustic   Speak
a. relating to sound or the sense of hearing
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bear no resemblance   Speak
v. not be similar to someone or something else
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bout   Speak
n. a short period of intense activity of a specified kind, outbreak
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brace   Speak
v. support an object in order to stop it from falling down
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complacency   Speak
n. a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
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cozy up   Speak
v. attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy
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creaky   Speak
a. bad in some way because it is old or old-fashioned
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cull   Speak
v. kill animals, especially the weaker members of them, in order to reduce or limit their number
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culminate   Speak
v. reach a climax or point of highest development
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drop shipper   Speak
n. agent, distributor, or retailer who earns a commission on orders passed on to the manufacturer or original supplier
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enshrine   Speak
v. place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacle
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flout   Speak
v. openly disregard a rule, law or convention
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frenzied   Speak
a. wildly excited or uncontrolled
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grubby   Speak
a. dirty; grimy
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grueling   Speak
a. extremely tiring and demanding
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haptic   Speak
a. relating to the sense of touch
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ill-timed   Speak
a. occurring at or planned for an unsuitable time
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incursion   Speak
n. an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one
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influencer   Speak
n. a person or thing that influences another
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infringe    Speak
v. actively break the terms of a law or agreement
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knock off   Speak
n. a copy that sells for less than the original
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low-yield   Speak
a. used to describe investments that do not pay much income
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mink   Speak
n. a small animal with valuable fur that is used to make expensive coats, or the fur from this animal
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only to   Speak
ad. to highlight an upsetting, disappointing, or unpleasant action that occurred after something else
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personnel   Speak
n. people employed in an organization to undertake such as military service
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phony   Speak
n. a fraudulent person or thing
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prime-time   Speak
n. regularly occurring time at which a television audience is expected to be greatest
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purportedly   Speak
ad. as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so
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rallying cry   Speak
n. people join together to support an idea, cause, etc.
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reincarnation   Speak
n. the rebirth of a soul in a new body
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rowdy   Speak
a. noisy and disorderly
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secession   Speak
n. action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body
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sedition   Speak
n. conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
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skirmish   Speak
n. an episode of irregular fighting, especially between small parts of armies or fleets
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smirk   Speak
v. smile in an irritatingly conceited or silly way
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smugly   Speak
ad. in a way that shows excessive satisfaction or pride in oneself
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spill   Speak
v. spread profusely or beyond bounds
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sport   Speak
v. wear or display
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strain   Speak
n. a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something
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stroll   Speak
n. walk in a leisurely way
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stunned   Speak
a. so shocked that one is temporarily unable to react; astonished
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subversion   Speak
n. undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution
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surreptitious   Speak
a. kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
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to heart's content   Speak
ad. as much or as often as you like
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tome   Speak
n. a book, especially a large, heavy, scholarly one
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vaccinate   Speak
v. treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
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vilification   Speak
n. abusively disparaging speech or writing
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wind up   Speak
v. conclude or finish something
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SAT Vocabulary 2019-2020
ascetic  Speak
pertaining to practice of rigorous self-discipline
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bode  Speak
indicate by signs
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butt  Speak
hit with the head or horns
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comb  Speak
search carefully and systematically
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come under fire  Speak
be criticized, be attacked with guns
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constituent  Speak
a member of an electoral district
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cracksman  Speak
a burglar, especially a safecracker
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crew cut  Speak
a very short haircut for men and boys
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deprive  Speak
take away possessions from someone
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destabilize  Speak
upset the stability of; cause unrest in
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dilettante  Speak
a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real knowledge
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dire  Speak
extremely serious or urgent
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disruptive  Speak
causing or tending to cause disorder or trouble
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draconian  Speak
excessively harsh and severe
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egocentric  Speak
thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings of others; self-centered
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en route  Speak
during the course of a journey; on the way
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enmity  Speak
state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone
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foible  Speak
a minor weakness in someone's character
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frenzy  Speak
a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior
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galvanize  Speak
shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action
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gloom  Speak
a state of partial or total darkness
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grim  Speak
causing feelings of sadness or worry, gloomy or depressing
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grudge  Speak
a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment
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hairdo  Speak
style of a person's hair
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handed-down  Speak
passed on to a later generation or age
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harsh  Speak
unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses
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hindsight  Speak
understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed
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hookup  Speak
meeting with someone, or to begin a relationship
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hypocrite  Speak
a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
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impeachment  Speak
charging with a crime or misdemeanor
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jingle  Speak
make or cause to make a light metallic ringing sound
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leniency  Speak
fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected
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lock down  Speak
confine of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot
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longstanding  Speak
having existed or continued for a long time
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makeshift  Speak
serving as a temporary substitute; sufficient for the time being
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media outlet  Speak
a newspaper, television company or other mass media which publishes news stories
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meticulous  Speak
showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
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netizen  Speak
a user of the Internet, especially a habitual or avid one
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none other than  Speak
one is surprised or impressed by the person or thing one is about to mention
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parlor  Speak
a sitting room in a private house
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prequel  Speak
a story or movie containing events that precede those of an existing work
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prompt  Speak
give or show without delay
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prosthetic  Speak
denoting an artificial body part, such as a limb, a heart, or a breast implant
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purport  Speak
appear or claim to be or do something, profess
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push back  Speak
delay something; postpone; oppose or resist a plan
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quarantine  Speak
impose isolation on
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ram  Speak
roughly force something into place
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remorseful  Speak
annoyed, regretful, vexed
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repatriate  Speak
send someone back to their own country
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respiratory  Speak
relating to breathing
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sardonic  Speak
disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
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segregation  Speak
action or state of setting someone or something apart from others
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shackle  Speak
something that confines the legs or arms
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short-change  Speak
give less than the correct amount of change to
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socialite  Speak
a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities
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spearhead  Speak
lead an attack or movement
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spin-off  Speak
a byproduct or incidental result of a larger project
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steamy  Speak
sexually exciting or including a lot of sexual activity
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stewardship  Speak
the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property
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tirade  Speak
a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation
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to no avail  Speak
without success
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whistle-blower  Speak
one who reveals something covert or who informs against another
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woo  Speak
seek someone's favor
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